Yes. You may appeal from final judgment. However, such an appeal is not simple and must be made within a specific time period (usually 60 days). You must retain counsel.
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Appeals are very complicated and have very specific deadlines for certain events. If you miss a single deadline you risk waiving your rights to appeal at all. I suggest speaking with an experienced lawyer to fully evaluate your situation and advise you of your rights.
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If this is a recent occurance, then, yes, you certain can appeal. BUT, just because some people knew each other doesn't mean there was bias or that your matter was handled improperly. Frankly, in a small town like Faribault, it is next to impossible for you to not know someone or be a distant relative somehow. That, however doesn't PROVE bias. Your appeal will have to be made on the facts and the law - if your parental rights were terminated, there must have been a reason. You need an attorney ASAP.
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